Sunday, 25 November 2007

Edition 30 1000 miles and run in

Pic taken on 3rd tank of fuel , did some runs to Manchester today so its now over 1000 miles and I would consider run in :-) let the fun begin ........

Checked the oil and surprisingly it hasnt used any yet!
Washed today and found the first stonechip , bang smack in the middle of the bonnet.
I guess a touch up stick is in order !

Car running great and very strong low and mid range
The only fly in the ointment is a 'grumble' when pulling away quickly from the drivetrain. Maybe its the clutch bedding in , but for now we will see how it goes!

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

std vs edition 30 golf gti power and torque curves

Heres a direct overlay of superchips graphs for std and edition 30 golfs.

Saturday, 17 November 2007

600 miles and counting.....

As it shows 305 miles on a tank (Optimax) @ 25.5 MPG average which isnt too bad :-)

Sunday, 11 November 2007

first Edition 30 mpg / no plate holes filled

Pic 1 = first fill up of fuel while running in
Pic 2 = front number plate plinths filled in by some of B&Q's finest grommets

230 miles / 23 MPG average , car now at a total of 400 miles (did lots of miles today after taking the pic!)

So far no oil used at all

Car running great and already freeing up nicely , still a bit of a dodgy feel while taking up drive on the clutch , so we will see how that goes.
Funny , but sounds like a diesel/petrol hybrid when idleing (my old high lift cammed 1380 mini was quieter!) , but apparently many are like that.
As soon as you take the revs above idle it sounds sweet as a nut.

Car run great on a trip to Southport and back. Ride the wave of torque ;-)

Monday, 5 November 2007

OSIR pod and DEFI 52mm guage ordered

ordered from (uk importer of OSIR parts in UK)

OPOD MONO RHD gauge pod + 52mm DEFI Blue Racer Boost Gauge

does not require a link unit to control it so its a bit cheaper!
Should arrive in 2-3 weeks , although Im not sure if Im brave enough to fit it lol.

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Edition 30 gets its first bath......

First wash pics , no polishing as yet........

Saturday, 3 November 2007

like a bus ! / small 3/4 sized number plate fitted

like a bus !........
first thing this morning turn up at a local shopping centre and find another ED30 in white.
Looked superb , and being sad I had to take a pic lol

Second pic is the std UK front plate compared to a 3/4 sized plate from

Third pic is the plate now on the car. Im now left with 4 holes either side where the old plinth used to fix!!!

Car now at 170 miles and going great.